Hold a disciplinary hearing

Key points

  • The purpose of the disciplinary hearing is to establish the facts surrounding the suspected misconduct.
  • The employee should be allowed a full and fair opportunity to state their side of events, explain their conduct and state any mitigating factors.
  • Where the employee has taken advantage of the right to be accompanied at the hearing, legislation specifies what the companion is and is not permitted to do at the hearing.
  • Notes should be taken at the meeting so that there is a full written record of the meeting.

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